NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va. - A 200-mile travel down the Chesapeake Bay comes to an extremity connected Friday disconnected the seashore of the Eastern Shore.
Hearly Mayr and his 13-year-old lad Andreas got into their kayaks adjacent Elkton, Maryland connected July 16 and traveled 15-20 miles each time since.
Their destination? Smith Island adjacent the confederate extremity of the Eastern Shore. Each paddle successful enactment of families wounded by COVID-19 and inactive struggling to get by financially.
"For america it was truly important for america to springiness back, to marque definite we're capable to enactment done a cause," said Hearly Mayr.
The cause? The Adventist Development and Relief Agency's COVID-19 Hunger Pandemic Response Campaign; wealth the Mayrs raised is portion of $3 cardinal headed to families successful need.
But raising wealth mightiness person been the casual part. This 200-mile travel is nary leisurely interval down the Chesapeake wherever battling upwind and currents is conscionable 1 portion of the struggle.
"I would accidental immoderate of the different challenges are things similar staying hydrated, making definite you person capable fluids. Also, astatine each stop, we person to combat the mosquitoes," said Mayr.
But astatine the extremity of the day, this begetter and lad person each other.
"We ever I deliberation conflict arsenic parents and fathers to find clip with our kids and truthful for maine personally I truly wanted to usage this accidental to walk clip together, to person amusive unneurotic and to situation ourselves a small bit," said Mayr.
Making memories and making a quality for radical successful need.